6 Cute Dorm Decor Ideas

Looking for a way to spruce up your dorm without spending a fortune? Check out these fun and affordable dorm decor ideas from Friends NYC, your fave Brooklyn store! From trendy tapestries to pretty planters, you're sure to find something that will make your dorm room feel like home. Check out our list of the top 6 ways to make your dorm the CUTEST dorm.


Consider adding some plants to your dorm ! Plants can help purify the air, add a splash of color, and can even help boost your mood. Plus, they make great conversation starters. We know space is tight in your dorm so check out these mini dinosaur plant pots!

4 styles of Dinosaur Mini Planter Pots from Left to right: white triceratops, clay stegosaurus, green brontosaurus, and blue parasaurolophus


When you're in college, every penny counts. That's why making your own coffee in your dorm room can be a great way to stretch that dollar. Not only will you save money on your daily coffee fix, but you can also use it as a way to decorate your dorm room. Invest in this cute Heart French Press to make a cup of joe for you and your roomie. You're gonna love having a way to make coffee whenever you want - trust us!

Red Heart French Press


Speaking of coffee, mugs are a versatile addition to your dorm! Do you ever feel like your desk is a cluttered mess? Well, one way to help organize your desk (and your life!) is by using mugs as decoration and storage. That's right, mugs can double as both drink ware and a fun way to organize your desk. Use mugs as a cup holder for your pens, highlighters or even your select dorm utensils. The Save A Mouse mug is a fab conversation starter and perfect to look at while you write your first assignment for that gender studies elective you signed up for. The Dolly Parton Portrait mug also works for that mood too, just with a pop culture flare.

Save a Mouse Mug | Drinkware, Desktop Accessory       Dolly Parton Portrait Mug | Drinkware, Desktop Accessory



You are gonna spend a lot of time in your dorm room so having great non ceiling lighting options are 100% essential. Besides your desk lap, decorative strings lights are a must for creating a cozy mood or hangout vibes because ofc you can't have candles! While everyone is definitely going to have the sparkle string lights that remind you of Christmas, you can stand out with these cute Pizza String Lights. Go beyond the basic babes!

Pizza Decorative Lights Set | Indoor and Outdoor String Lights 


Throw pillows are an easy way to add a pop of color and style to your dorm room. We offer many different sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from, so you can mix and match to create a unique look that reflects your personal style. Use on your bed, papasan chairs, and your regular desk chairs. Plus you can use larger ones as make shift floor cushions when you have extra visitors! We love Sunset Hooked Throw Pillow but you should check out our entire throw pillow collection for more ideas.

Sunset Hooked Decorative Throw Pillow for Couch | Western Decor


Can't stand the white walls of the dorm room? Add some visual flair to your college dorm room with tapestries - a great option for dorm room decor. Tapestries can be used as wall hangings, tablecloths, or even bedspreads. They add dimension and pattern to a space, and can really help to make a dorm room feel like home. If you're looking for a tapestry that will make a statement, go for something bold and graphic. If you want something a little more subtle, look for a tapestry with a neutral color palette. Consider our new Love Dancers Woven Tapestry - serving artsy chic vibes with an easy to hang set up, just add a command hook and you are good to go!

Valfré - Love Dancers Woven Tapestry

Shop our entire Cute Dorm Decor collection now and get started on your dorm room transformation today!